The New Student's Reference Work/Arkansas City
Arkansas City, a city in Cowley County, Southern Kansas, at the junction of the Walnut River with the Arkansas. A canal uniting these two streams furnishes the city with water-power for manufacturing purposes. Settled in 1870, the city was incorporated in the following year. Its trade consists largely of agricultural implements, windmills, wire and mattress factories, flour and lumber mills, etc., which it supplies to the Indian posts and agencies in Oklahoma. The U. S. Indian school is located near here, besides high and primary schools for whites. It is also well furnished with other public buildings, theaters and opera houses. Its trade is served by the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, the Missouri Pacific and the St. Louis & San Francisco Railways. Population (1910), 7,508.